What are the movie bloopers that were too good to cut? by Christian Mueth
Answer by Christian Mueth:
Back in the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, things were really rushed. You might be surprised to know this, but Robert Downey Jr. didn’t have a finished script for any of his initial appearances as Iron Man (Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man 2). Because of this, Downey became accustomed to improvising most of his lines.
During The Avengers though, Joss Whedon made sure to change that. He wrote a solid screenplay for the film. And, well… Downey kinda went rogue.
He kept improvising, despite having a script. Examples of this are all of the snacks he was eating onscreen, the line “Doth Mother know you weareth her drapes?”, and the line “That man is playing Galaga!”
The best improvised moment from Downey has to be at the end of The Avengers though.
After Tony Stark falls from the sky, and is revived by Hulk, he gives this line:
“Have you ever had shawarma? There's a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don't know what it is but I wanna try it.”
He wasn’t supposed to say that. The original script had Tony Stark saying this instead:
But, Joss Whedon liked the line so much that he kept it in the film, and decided to film the infamous scene of The Avengers eating shawarma at the last minute.
It’s official: Robert Downey Jr. is an American treasure.